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Queer Futures: A Benefit Reading for The Majestic featuring Ocean Vuong

From the organizers: π™Œπ™π™€π™€π™ π™π™π™π™π™π™€π™Ž: 𝘼 π˜½π™€π™‰π™€π™π™„π™ π™π™€π˜Όπ˜Ώπ™„π™‰π™‚ π™π™Šπ™ 𝙏𝙃𝙀 π™ˆπ˜Όπ™…π™€π™Žπ™π™„π˜Ύ featuring the generously donated time and words of Ocean Vuong, Alexander Chee, Andrea Lawlor, CAConrad, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Franny Choi, Shira Erlichman  𝙒𝙃𝙀𝙉 & 𝙒𝙃𝙀𝙍𝙀 Monday, August 7th at 7pm EST THE INTERNET 𝙏𝙃𝙀 π™ˆπ˜Όπ™…π™€π™Žπ™π™„π˜Ύ The Majestic is the only queer bar in Western Massachusetts. […]

The Center For Fiction + BINC: Fundraiser Reading with Jericho Brown, Carmen Maria Machado, Celeste Ng, and Karen Russell

From the organizers:  In solidarity with our fellow indie booksellers, we are hosting a fundraiser for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s COVID-19 relief fund with special guests Jericho Brown (The Tradition), Carmen Maria Machado (In the Dream House), Celeste Ng (Little Fires Everywhere), and Karen Russell (Orange World). This event is the season finale of The Antibody, a weekly reading and Q&A hosted by Brian […]

PEN America presents DREAMing Out Loud: Reading featuring Javier Zamora, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, Sonia GuiΓ±ansaca, Martyna Majok, and Jenny Zhang

From the organizers:  PEN America is proud to present a reading with the rising stars from DREAMing Out Loud, our tuition-free workshop series for young undocumented writers in New York City. Since the program’s founding in 2016, DREAMing Out Loud has served over 125 emerging writers. Our students are primarily first-generation immigrants who came to the United […]

A Reading Series presents Ellen Bass, Matthew Lippman, & Barbara Ras

Join a virtual reading featuring Ellen Bass, Matthew Lippman, and Barbara Ras.  Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtc-itqjkjHNSs-hPbZWnjE5cYu3f2zZLd

Brazos Bookstore presents John Freeman in conversation with Lacy Johnson

Brazos Bookstore presents John Freeman in conversation with Lacy Johnson. Register here: https://brazosbookstore.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocuiuqDgpG9FEFidbod_4g8MqzM_8xLG7

Copper Canyon Press + PSNY: Leila Chatti, Alberto RΓ­os, Victoria Chang

Join Copper Canyon Press and The Poetry Society of New York for a New York City Poetry Festival streaming event on Facebook Live. Enjoy readings, conversation, and Q&A with Copper Canyon Press authors Leila Chatti, Alberto RΓ­os, and Victoria Chang. This FREE event is brought to you by The Poetry Society of New York as […]

[Rescheduled] Reading with Erin Belieu, Mark Bibbins, and Adrian Matejka

Join us for a virtual poetry reading on Sunday July 26 at 7pm EDT. The featured readers will be Erin Belieu, Mark Bibbins, and Adrian Matejka. The event is free. Please register in advance at the link.

[Rescheduled] Bookshop.org presents Ellen Bass and Toi Derricotte

From the organizer: Please join us for a poetry reading with Toi Derricotte and Ellen Bass. Toi and Ellen are dear friends and have shared their poetry for many years. They are now coming together for this special reading of work from their new books. Of Toi Derricotte’s most recent book, “I”:New and Selected Poems, Terrance Hayes writes: “What song do you […]

Reading with Erin Belieu, Mark Bibbins, and Adrian Matejka

Join us for a virtual poetry reading on Wednesday July 22 at 8pm EDT. The featured readers will be Erin Belieu, Mark Bibbins, and Adrian Matejka. The event is free. Please register in advance at the link.

A Wild and Precious Life Series: A Reading with Victoria Chang, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Marilyn Nelson, and Ruben Quesada

Join Victoria Chang, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Marilyn Nelson, and Ruben Quesada for a reading on July 22. From the organizer of Wild and Precious Life Series, Dustin Brookshire:  Sipping a beverage at your local coffee shop. Eating a slice a pizza at your favorite pizzeria. Happy hour with friends.

Literary Cleveland presents Poetry and Protest with Jericho Brown, Philip Metres, and Barbara Jane Reyes

From the organizers: “As part of the Inkubator Conference, Literary Cleveland presents Poetry and Protest, a panel discussion with Jericho Brown, Philip Metres, and Barbara Jane Reyes. We’re living through a sudden resurgence of the power of protestβ€”from Black Lives Matter marches to the pandemic statehouse protests. The word ‘protest’ comes from the Latin, meaning […]

For You, I Make This Offering: Monica Sok, Jennifer S. Cheng, and Muriel Leung in Conversation

From the organizers: “In this participatory ritual, you are invited to join in offerings of language, letters, food, and kinship between poets Jennifer S. Cheng, Monica Sok, and Muriel Leung. In invoking a communal space of poetry and care, we hope to acknowledge the connection between making art, politics, and the intimacies of Asian American […]

The Autry presents Saad NizhΓ³nΓ­ (Beautiful Words) with Sherwin Bitsui and Tacey M. Atstitty

From the organizers:  “Join the Autry and Navajo multimedia documentarian Pamela J. Peters as she introduces two evenings featuring remarkable Navajo poets whose beautiful words integrate DinΓ© history, language and culture. This Zoom event will showcase the talents of Sherwin Bitsui and Tacey M. Atstitty on July 16, and will conclude with readings from Jake Skeet and Rowie Shebala on July 23.

Debut Revue presents Leila Chatti, George Abraham, Jessica Q. Stark, and Lucia LoTempio

Debut Revue is a reading series which features and celebrates debut poets of 2020 and beyond whose launches have been disrupted due to the pandemic. On July 8, Debut Revue presents a reading with Leila Chatti, George Abraham, Jessica Q. Stark, and Lucia LoTempio. Watch live on Debut Revue’s YouTube channel: https://www.

Further Notice presents Philip Metres and Bruce Snider

From the organizers: “Friends! Please join us for the fourteenth reading in the Further Notice Virtual Reading Series, featuring Bruce Snider and Philip Metres. Imagine listening to all this magic from the comfort of your bed or couch or wherever suits you! 8PM CST/ 9PM EST Further Notice aims to promote and feature poets with […]

For the Future of Poetry: A Virtual Benefit featuring Ellen Bass, Jericho Brown, and Arthur Sze

Join Copper Canyon Press for a virtual benefit reading featuring Lambda Literary Award winner Ellen Bass, National Book Award winner Arthur Sze, and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown, with a conversation moderated by Editor-in-Chief Michael Wiegers. Learn more about our summer fund drive and how you can help safeguard a future for poetry and independent publishing: https://www.coppercanyonpress.org/for-the-future-of-poetry/ […]

LOGOS presents Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Camille Dungy

From the organizer: A very special digital LOGOS Gathering, co-sponsored by EcoTheo Review and Blue Flower Arts featuring Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Camille Dungy. LOGOS Gatherings are ‘liturgically-inflected’ reading events, which engage audience participation. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.

Bookshop.org presents Ellen Bass and Toi Derricotte

From the organizer: Please join us for a poetry reading with Toi Derricotte and Ellen Bass. Toi and Ellen are dear friends and have shared their poetry for many years. They are now coming together for this special reading of work from their new books. Of Toi Derricotte’s most recent book, “I”:New and Selected Poems, Terrance Hayes writes: “What song do you […]

Patricia Smith’s Birthday Poetry Marathon featuring Jericho Brown, Rachel McKibbens, Ellen Bass, and more

Bowery Poetry presents two nights of online poetry readings in celebration of poet Patricia Smith’s birthday, featuring readings from Jericho Brown, Rachel McKibbens, Ellen Bass, Kwame Dawes, Cyrus Cassells, Nicole Sealey, Saeed Jones,  Fatimah Asghar, and many more. Event will be livestreamed here: https://www.facebook.com/bowerypoetryclub

Saad éí Na’iiΕ‚nΓ‘ with Sareya Taylor, Rowie Shebala, & Sherwin Bitsui

From the organizers: “The Saad éí Na’iiΕ‚nΓ‘ COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser is a gathering of DinΓ© writers and poets to support Navajo and White Mountain Apace communities impacted by COVID-19. Saad éí Na’iiΕ‚nΓ‘ translates loosely into β€œlanguage moves us” and we are moved by the heroism and leadership of our communities that are braving this pandemic.  […]